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Red Currant vs Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

Ribes rubrum

Ribes oxyacanthoides Jahns Prairie

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2020)

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Red Currant
Jahns Prairie Gooseberry

Red Currant is a deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves, and bright red berries that can be used in jams, sauces, and fresh eating.

Although this shrub is self-fertile, it will be more productive if another pollinator is present. For year over year high yields, ensure you fertilize (bone meal), prune, and mulch your Red Currant shrub.

Jahns Prairie Gooseberry produces large, delicious red fruit.

Found in the Red Deer River valley by Dr. Otto Jahn in 1984. This cultivar was found to resist insects and disease, tolerate frost, and produce high quality fruit.

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

JAHNS PRAIRIE GOOSEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: leaves turn yellow
Berries: red-pink berries (ripe in mid to late July). Dessert berries (high quality); disease resistant
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no